Road Safety Pledge

On November 18-19, deputizing for Minister Guy, I was privileged to head the Jamaican delegation to the 2nd High Level Global Conference on Road Safety which was held in Brasilia, Brazil ; we were also present at the First HIgh Level Conference held in Moscow, Russia in 2009 where the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety was launched. The goal of which targeted action, as restated in this, ‘ midway assessment meeting’, is to cut by a half the expected rise in road deaths across the world; from the annual 1.2 million to just under 1 million road deaths.
I plan to submit a full report to our Chairman the Hon. PM, and Minister Guy, and will release such a report to the media subsequently, as there are many new initiatives discussed at the meeting, that Jamaica can adopt, and adapt, to help to reduce our rising number of road deaths.
But for now, I am requesting that you help to spread this ‘word’ from the FIA; the governing body for world motor racing, and one of the main organizations working closely with the UN agencies, including the WHO, to mobilize the international community in the fight against this, what someone aptly termed, ‘ modern day scourge’.

FIA ACTION FOR ROAD SAFETY
FIA GOLDEN RULES
I WANT TO BE SAFE
I PROMISE TO:

BELT UP
all passengers are my responsibility

RESPECT THE HIGHWAY CODE
rules are there to protect us all

OBEY THE SPEED LIMIT
my car is made of metal, pedestrians and children are not

CHECK MY TYRES
both for wear and for correct inflation, including the spare

DRIVE SOBER
when I am drunk or on drugs, I am a danger on the road

PROTECT MY CHILDREN
keep them safe in car seats

PAY ATTENTION
calling and texting make me dangerous

STOP WHEN I AM TIRED
getting there late is better than not at all

WEAR A HELMET
motorbikes and bicycles don’t protect my head

BE COURTEOUS AND CONSIDERATE
respect other drives

Let’s try and make this a national campaign. You can actually sign the pledge on the FIA website FIA.com/pledge

LWJ

Dr. Lucien W. Jones
Vice- Chairman
NRSC

Dr. Lucien W. Jones
Vice Chairman
National Road Safety Council

Patron – His Excellency Sir Patrick Allen: Governor General
Chairman – The Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller: Prime Minister
Exec. Dir. – Mrs. Paula Fletcher MBA

Office e-mail roadsafety@cwjamaica.com
Tel no. 968-1109
webpage http://www.nationationalroadsafetycouncil.com
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